Tonight was Barry Bonds last at bat as a Giant and you know what- I’m sad. I never claimed to be a mad fan of Barry but I respect him and admire him. Through all the trash of steroid use and bad attitude, I still always stood in awe of his home runs and stood to applaud when the man came up to bat. I think he’s a great ballplayer. And I’m really sad and disappointed to see him leave our franchise the way he is. I feel like the Giants have slapped him in the face (from what I’ve read and heard) and that’s really shitty. They hald onto him so that they could say a Giant beat the home run record and then they kicked him to the curb. Its fucking shady! I think he’s done tons for Giants and I don’t think they’ve let him go with the dignity he deserves. Maybe I don’t know the whole story. Maybe I have no right to say these things having never really known or met the man. Maybe he’s a complete dick and he deserves this. But I don’t think so. To me he will always be a Giant and one of the greatest ballplayers ever. His last at bat with us tonight brought me near tears and the Giants will never be the same to me again. It hurts me to think I will never sit in that ballpark again and get to my feet to scream “BARRY!” ever, ever again. I’ll miss you Barry Bonds. =o(
Update: Tributes post game had me balling like a baby.